Lord Mayor does the honours for kids’ arts competition

ASophie Dobson(second from left) celebrates her win with Sheffield Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Downing (middle), Peter Clark, managing parter of Graysons (left), fellow winner Bertie Coupe (second from right) and artist Alan Pennington.

Two Sheffield school kids received personal congratulations from Sheffield Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Downing, after they beat over 100 entries to become the winners of a now annual childrens’ art competition.

The event was organised by leading Sheffield law firm Graysons as part of their sponsorship of the city’s celebrated Art In The Gardens event which was held in the Botanical Gardens last month – the only big art show that has been allowed to take place in the region this year.

Sophie Dobson of Whiston Worrygoose Primary in Rotherham, who won the over 9s competition, was joined by under 9’s winner Bertie Coupe of Manor Lodge Community Primary School.

The competition was judged by local artist Alan Pennington who helped organise the competition.

Peter Clark, managing partner of Graysons, said: “It has been a hard year for everyone and we were glad to bring some normality to the local arts world with our continued involvement in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens event.  There was a great uptake for the kids’ art competition with a high standard and number of entries.  Sophie and Bertie were worthy winners”.


Graysons first made their mark on the local arts world three years ago when they commissioned Sheffield-born artist Alan Pennington to do a number of designs for their new offices. They are also the new sponsors of Sheffield Young Artists 2021.

Graysons are situated at Courtwood House, Silver Street Head, Sheffield S1 2DD.

More informationfrom: www.graysons.co.uk

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